Health Care Policy in the 2017 Virginia General Assembly Session

The latest edition of VHHA’s monthly FOCUS publication provides a summary of the disposition of some key health care public policy proposals considered by the Virginia General Assembly during the 2017 legislative session. During the session, VHHA staff monitored and engaged on bills pertaining to advance directives, behavioral health, Certificate of Public Need, cybersecurity, opioids,…

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VHREF: Empowering Virginia’s Health Care Community

The latest monthly edition of VHHA’s FOCUS publication highlights the work of the Virginia Hospital Research & Education Foundation (VHREF) in empowering members of the hospital, health system, and health care community through educational programming such as conferences, seminars, webinars, and other events. That includes the upcoming Sixth Annual Patient Safety Summit. The upcoming Summit,…

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Principled, Persuasive Advocacy for Common Sense Health Care Public Policy

This week, VHHA released the latest monthly edition of the FOCUS publication. The current edition provides an overview of VHHA’s engaged approach on principled advocacy in pursuit of common sense, positive public policy solutions in health care. Achieving that requires engaged stakeholder involvement from the health care community on grassroots activities, and participation in the…

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Using Big Data to Analyze Health Care Trends

The latest monthly edition of VHHA’s FOCUS publication provides an overview of the immersive and interactive data and analytics tools developed to assist hospitals and health systems striving for enhanced operational efficiency, and to help better inform the public and policy makers about the complex nature of health care delivery. Those tools include the online…

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Health Care Community United to Combat Zika Virus

The latest edition of VHHA’s FOCUS publication spotlights how ongoing preparedness coordination between Virginia’s hospitals and public health agencies is being leveraged to respond to the threat of the Zika virus. VHHA and VDH have partnered in several ways to prevent, prepare, and respond to public health needs associated with this mosquito-borne disease, including a public…

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